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Microsoft News

Microsoft To Continue Discussions On Potential TikTok Purchase In The United States

Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J. Trump, Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States.

Microsoft Ignite 2020: Empowering The Technical Community To Help Customers Innovate And Rebuild In A Changing World

Because the world is in unchartered territory with COVID-19 impacting people, organizations and economies this year, we’re excited to announce that we’ve pivoted Microsoft Ignite from a week-long, in-person event to two global events that are free, 48-hour digital gatherings

Microsoft Commits To Achieve ‘Zero Waste’ Goals By 2030

Every year, more than 11 billion tons of waste are produced worldwide according to the United Nations Environment Programme

Fortinet News

Fortinet Introduces The World’S First Hyperscale Firewall

FortiGate 4400F is the Only Firewall Capable of Securing Hyperscale Data Centers and 5G Networks, Delivering the Industry’s Highest Performance with Security Compute Ratings of up to 13x

Fortinet Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Total revenue of $615.5 million, up 18% year over year – Product revenue of $211.9 million, up 12% year over year – Billings of $711.5 million, up 14% year over year1

Ushering The Era Of Hyperscale Security – The New Fortigate 4400F

Fortinet was built on the premise that a network firewall should not just deliver a full range of tightly integrated network and security functions – a goal that many other NGFW solutions still fail to achieve – but do so with the scale and performance that today’s most demanding hyperscale environments require

Secure SD-WAN Addresses Manufacturing And Services Organization’s Security Challenges

Organizational growth often leads to the rapid expansion of the workforce and the addition of branch offices.

SASE Is All About Delivering Security Everywhere

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is an emerging enterprise strategy that incorporates multiple solutions to enable secure remote access to on-premises, cloud-based, and online resources

Red Hat News

Open Source Is More Than Code: Developing Red Hat Satellite Documentation Upstream

The code base for Satellite begins upstream and moves downstream. Until recently, the Satellite documentation did not follow the same journey. In this post, I will outline what has been happening with Satellite documentation over the last year and how this benefits both the Foreman community and Red Hat Satellite users

Deploy Red Hat AMQ Streams In Openshift Backed By Openshift Container Storage

This post will show you how to deploy Red Hat AMQ Streams on Red Hat OpenShift 4 backed by Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4. Red Hat AMQ Streams is based on Apache Kafka, a popular platform for streaming data delivery and processing

Friday Five – August 7, 2020

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye

Kubernetes Is The Future: But What Does This Future Look Like?

When industry influencers and CIOs talk about the future of computing, they typically aren’t only discussing hardware advancements or cloud-based software

Red Hat Virtualization: The Now And The Next

We’re excited to announce that Red Hat Virtualization 4.4, the latest update to our mature and trusted virtualization solution for traditional virtual machine (VM)-based workloads, will be generally available this week

Oracle News

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Behind World’s Fastest Supercomputer

RIKEN, the owner of the world’s fastest high-performance computing (HPC) supercomputer, Fugaku, has chosen Oracle Cloud as the public cloud provider for its elastic HPC storage and to enable universities and research organizations to connect securely and at low cost through Science Information Network (SINET)

Oracle Cloud Vmware Solution Now Available In All Global Regions And Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer

Delivers support for scale production VMware workloads in a customer-controlled tenancy – Customers include Entel, largest telecom provider in Chile and the third largest in Peru

Oracle Helps Marketers Navigate Changes And Make Every Customer Interaction Matter

Let’s be honest. 2020 has been a rollercoaster for anyone working in marketing and while you’d be forgiven for hoping to turn over the calendar to 2021, the reality is we are only just over half way through.

Oracle Cloud Expands With Launch Of San Jose Region

Latest Addition Marks 25th Oracle Cloud Region Worldwide and Sixth Oracle-Microsoft Azure Interconnect Location — Customers and Partners KEMET, 8×8, Phenix, CenturyLink, Equinix and Megaport Welcome New Cloud Region

Cisco News

Black Hat 2020 Tackles Big Topics In Security

Journalist Sean Kerner discusses DNS, security in a post-pandemic world, and even a passwordless future

Cisco Collaboration Outlines Blueprint For The Hybrid Workplace

New features and industry firsts help customers keep employees productive in the home office and safer in the workplace

Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Thousandeyes

Cisco will incorporate ThousandEyes capabilities across Cisco’s core Enterprise Networking and Cloud, and AppDynamics portfolios

The Network Week In Review: Aug 3 – Aug 7

This week we see how Valor Games Southeast pivoted their annual sports competition online with Webex, and we check in with Black Hat to learn the latest on cybersecurity and diversity & inclusion in the security industry!

IBM News

Lafargeholcim And IBM Join Forces To Further Develop Oris – The First Digital Materials Platform For Sustainable Road Solutions

LafargeHolcim announces it will work with IBM Services to further develop the first digital platform for road design optimization, ORIS. The solution can reduce road project costs by up to one-third and carbon emissions by up to half while tripling road durability and usage lifespans

Jeffrey Qureshy Empowers His Team With Analytics

This story is part of Analytics Heroes, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of business analytics

Virtual Agents Help Businesses Respond During The Pandemic And Thrive In The ‘New Normal’

As COVID-19 spread across the globe, organizations of all shapes and sizes were faced with a deluge of inquiries from customers, employees and the public at large

Lenovo News

Lenovo Enhances Portfolio Of Education Solutions To Meet Evolving Demands Of Hybrid Learning

ew Lenovo 100e 2nd Gen and Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen laptops powered by AMD, as well as a content rich VR education solution, offer students and teachers more options in and outside the classroom this fall

Lenovo’s LanSchool Partners With Dnsfilter To Offer Schools Affordable Content Filtering And Threat Protection

LanSchool and DNSFilter provide powerful digital safety solutions at education-only pricing

Lenovo Introduces One-Stop Iot Solution For Smart Office Buildings Workplaces In China

Lenovo announced an end-to-end IoT Smart Building and Workplace Solution for businesses in China

Dell News

Sweet On Dell Technologies: What We Do Matters

If there’s a bright side to our current global situation, it’s that it has reminded us of our humanity

Michael’s Letter To Team Members

Michael Dell writes, “One of the best parts of my job is meeting our customers and partners where they live and work, and seeing firsthand all the amazing things they are doing with our technology. But like everyone, I’ve been grounded for nearly five months – riding out the pandemic and waiting for everything to get back to normal. But what we’re all coming to realize is that whatever or whenever normal happens, it isn’t going to be anytime soon…”

HP News

HP Advances 3D Printing And Digital Manufacturing Software And Data Platform; Introduces New Partnership With Dyndrite

Deepens Focus on Software and Data for Greater Quality, Performance, Personalization, Automation, and Extensibility for Customers and Partners

HP Pagewide Presses Hit 500B Page Milestone

Graphics Customers Driving Market Volume in Digital Inkjet Printing

Tintri News

What is Intelligent Infrastructure? (Aug 12th Webinar)

Future-Proof Your Storage With NexentaStor

Freedom to choose the storage you need from a proven, trusted software-defined storage portfolio, scale-up or scale-out, file, block and object, to support your legacy and next generations applications to future-proof your storage strategy.

AWS News

AWS Announces General Availability Of AWS Wavelength In Boston And The San Francisco Bay Area

First two AWS Wavelength Zones in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area enable developers to build applications that deliver ultra-low latency to mobile devices and users by deploying AWS compute and storage at the edge of Verizon’s 5G network

AWS Powers Moderna’S Digital Biotechnology Platform To Develop New Class Of Vaccines And Therapeutics

Biotechnology company leverages AWS’s unmatched portfolio of services to accelerate development of messenger RNA medicines to prevent and fight diseases, including COVID-19

Citrix News

Your Guide To Implementing Citrix Workspace App For HTML5

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden shift to remote work, Citrix customers are moving faster than ever to rapidly to deploy out access to large numbers of users

Technology Tales From The Frontlines Of Healthcare

As we continue to manage uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and settle into to our new normal, one thing is certain: Work life is being redefined in healthcare

Accelerate Your Move To Cloud With Citrix And Google Cloud

Recently Google Cloud announced the general availability of Google Cloud VMware Engine. It’s a service that delivers a fully managed VMware Cloud Foundation stack – VMware vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX for cloud migration – in a dedicated environment on Google Cloud’s highly performant and reliable infrastructure to support enterprise production workloads, like Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Nutanix News

Nutanix Infrastructure Powers Siasun Robotics’ Smart Manufacturing

HCI Solutions Accelerate Digital Transformation and Enable Employees to Work from Anywhere for Chinese Robotics Manufacturer

HPE Greenlake With Nutanix Is Ready!

HPE and Nutanix promised to bring as a Service consumption to the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform, and now it’s ready

Dell EMC News

Data Value At The Edge

The Edge, while frequently discussed as something new, is in fact another technical turn of the crank. Fueled by an abundance of smart devices and IoT sensors, worldwide data creation has been growing exponentially, driving our customers and partners to innovate.

Practical Steps To Developing An AI Strategy

What are we in the business of doing? This is the first question organizations should answer when building an AI strategy

VMware News

Global Organizations Choose Vwware Digital Workspace Solutions To Enable A Remote Everything, Future-Ready Workforce

VMware Announces New Workplace Solutions to Help Companies Return Employees to Offices Safely as Economies Reopen and Enable Enhanced Office Experiences

Intel And VMware Extend Virtualization To Radio Access Network Through Broadened Collaboration For 5G

Inteland VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced they are collaborating on an integrated software platform for virtualized Radio Access Networks (RAN) to accelerate the rollout of both existing LTE and future 5G networks

RSA News

Opportunities For Risk Management In The ‘Great Reset’

In a few years, it is possible that no one will be speaking of ‘digital transformation’ because the term will have become irrelevant: Non-digital businesses will simply not exist

Bring It On With Instant On: Aruba Delivers Wi-Fi 6 To Small Businesses

Aruba puts the power of Wi-Fi 6 into the hands of small business owners with an update to the Instant On portfolio

HPE News

HPE And SAP Partner To Deliver SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud With HPE Greenlake Cloud Services

The new customer edition of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud delivered with HPE GreenLake will help customers leverage cloud capabilities while keeping their SAP landscape on-premises, facilitating the move to SAP S/4HANA

PeopleTek News

Integrity Gauge

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent – Douglas MacArthur, American Five Start General

Kelly Merbler News

Management Is Not Leadership.

I vividly remember when I was first promoted into a management role many moons ago. It was the big moment that I had been working towards since graduating from college. I couldn’t wait to put the title of ‘Manager’ on my business card. Being in my 20’s, this was kind of a big deal for me.

DDN News

When I Benchmark, IT Screams: Getting Infrastructure Right (Aug 18th)

Live Webinar: Join Engineers from Purdue University and NCSA as they discuss best practices for running AI at-scale and dive into their use cases. DDN CTO Bret Weber will also provide exciting DDN technology updates with a roadmap review.

SuperMicro News

Supermicro 60-And 90-Bay Top-Loading Storage Systems For High-Capacity Cloud-Scale Deployments

Leverage multiple expansion options systems available in single-node, dual-node, SBB, or JBOD configurations, supporting up to 1.4PB

Veeam News

How Service Providers Help Protect Remote Worker Data

With everything that’s been happening in the world over the last few months, my company had to make some radical changes in our IT department

Datacore News

Migrating From Storage Silos To Tiered Data Pools (Modernization Without Aggravation)

The topic for our discussion today has a lot to do with modernization, a lot of the things that you’re hearing throughout this Eco Cast has to do with moving to new gear

Julie Kantor News

The Hidden Power Of Storytelling In Corporate Mentorship

Storytelling makes up a significant part of American culture, and has helped shape the American identity for generations

IT News (269.1)


Wayback Wednesday: There’s Always A Smart Aleck Around

And they are so helpful on the help desk

Flashback Friday: Huh, You Know What Really Bothers Me?

The perils of being considerate

All Together Now

It’s a Saturday in the early ’90s, Solaris 2 is less than a year old, and this pilot fish sysadmin at a company running it on about 25 machines is having his monthly Solaris patching party. Attendees: one fish


AI On The High Seas: Digital Transformation Is Revolutionizing Global Shipping

From unmanned vessels to artificial intelligence applications, digital transformation is giving shipping a 21st-century reboot

Explainable AI: A Guide For Making Black Box Machine Learning Models Explainable

In the future, AI will explain itself, and interpretability could boost machine intelligence research. Getting started with the basics is a good way to get there, and Christoph Molnar’s book is a good place to start

Conversational AI Comes Of Age

The COVID-19 pandemic can have far-reaching effects on how the financial services industry interacts with customers, and service centers equipped with conversational AI will come to the fore

Ways AI Could Be Used To Facilitate Crime Over The Next 15 Years

Fake audio or video content has been ranked by experts as the most worrying use of artificial intelligence in terms of its potential applications for crime or terrorism, according to a new UCL report


IT Skills Shortage Forces Organizations To Prioritize Education

Netwrix conducted studies to understand how the pandemic and ensuing work-from-home initiatives has forced organizations to change their IT priorities since a similar survey at the end of 2019

How To Acquire And Keep Your IT Skills Up To Date

Little, often and varied study is the key to keeping your IT skills up to date in an industry that is constantly changing

As HR Pursues Agility, Lack Of Strategy Stands In Its Way, Gartner Finds

Sixty-three percent of HR leaders surveyed by Gartner have added “agile methods and principles” to their workflows. The change comes alongside a larger movement made by organizations to prioritize agility

There’s No Going Back

The pandemic created a path for companies to fundamentally rethink how work, the office and technology intersect. To ignore the opportunity is to waste it

The Remote Playbook: Navigating The Virtual Job Fair Scene

The Remote Playbook is a regular column for people who manage and oversee remote teams. As a remote worker, CIO Dive’s Roberto Torres can help shed light on the issues and trends impacting the management relationship


Chromebooks vs Laptops: Which Is The Best For Students?

Which one should students pick?

Audio Deepfakes: Can Anyone Tell If They’re Fake?

Video deepfakes mean you can’t trust everything you see. Now, audio deepfakes might mean you can no longer trust your ears. Was that really the president declaring war on Canada? Is that really your dad on the phone asking for his email password?

ADA-Compliant Websites And How To Make Sure You Have One

Just like there is a need for physical buildings to be ADA-compliant and include accessible entryways and other accommodations, the same needs to be done for websites to make it possible for people with disabilities to more easily navigate a business’ website


LibreOffice 7.0

LibreOffice 7.0: the new major release of the best FOSS office suite ever is available on all OSes and platforms, and provides significant new features

LibreOffice 7.0: Now More Microsoft-Compatible — And Still Free

With Microsoft abandoning PC-based office software, if you don’t want to use cloud-based office suites such as Microsoft 365 or G Suite, LibreOffice 7 will be your best desktop office suite choice

The Linux Foundation Announces Collective To Enhance Open Source Software Security

The newly formed Open Source Security Foundation includes titans in technology such as Google, Intel, Microsoft, IBM, and more


Gartner’s Data Center Backup And Recovery Magic Quadrant Leaders

CRN breaks down the 11 market leaders, including Commvault, Dell Technologies, Rubrik and Veeam, who made Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

The 7 Major Players In Data Center Backup And Recovery Solutions, 2020

These providers have recently been named major players in data center backup and recovery solutions for 2020 by analyst house Gartner, Inc.


Why You Must Kill Your VPN To Support Remote Work

Organizations must overcome the limitations VPNs to become true digital businesses and rethink how they can better support and secure their remote workforce


When Business Continuity Plans Go Wrong…

A look at when business continuity goes wrong for businesses and the reasons why

Business Continuity Planning: The Pandemic Wake-Up Call

Ensuring continuity of operations in the face of unforeseen disruptions must be a top priority going forward. Is your organization in good shape?


Nvidia Leads Booming Ethernet Adapter Market

Among the growing list of pandemic-driven technology segments are programable Ethernet adapters being deployed by cloud service providers as they scramble to meet bandwidth demand generated by homes office

Educating Businesses On The Enterprise Benefits Of 5G

Delays to 5G’s rollout would postpone widescale digital transformation for thousands of global businesses


IoT Data Management Services To Reach $42.9 Billion By 2026

As the IoT data-enabled services continue to expand, the market is approaching the stage of data democratization, where real-time analytics is very sought after


4 Hot Project Management Trends – And 4 Going Cold

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a number of project management trends already under way – and greatly altering long-held practices that no longer seem as relevant as remote work rises


Linux Dominates Supercomputing

The Linux operating system runs all 500 of the world’s fastest supercomputers, which help to advance artificial intelligence, machine learning and even COVID-19 research


5 Project Management Skills Every Developer Should Have

The days of the siloed project manager and ‘skilled’ development team are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to the increasing complexity of dev projects. In many cases, the knowledge gap between the project manager and the developer is large, making it nearly impossible for any non-technical person to effectively manage the entire scope without significant input from the development team


Am I Good Enough For A Higher-Level Job?

A reader faces a crisis of self-confidence when considering a higher-level job in the August 4, 2020 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter

Big Data

How Big Data Aids Digital Transformation

Is your organization making the most of big data’s power to reveal digital transformation opportunities?


PCI Compliance: 4 Steps To Properly Scope A PCI Assessment

Although it might sound straightforward, scoping a PCI assessment can be a challenge even for experienced organizations. Experts offer their best advice for avoiding PCI missteps

Security, Storage, Cloud (269.1)


A Patriotic Solution To The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Why now is the right time for the security industry to invest in the human capital that will make technology better, smarter, and safer

Tales From The Trenches Show Security Issues Endemic To Healthcare

Datacenters have evolved from physical servers, to virtualized systems, and now to composable infrastructure where resources such as storage and persistent memory are disaggregated from the server

Four In Five IT Sector Firms Have Seen Increase In Cyber Threats – Specops

Research from Specops has found that four in five computer and IT firms (78%) have seen an increase in cyber threats while working from home

Build Shadow It Policy To Reduce Security Risks

Security risks have increased during the pandemic as remote workers try to get things done. Find out how CISOs can better manage by creating a shadow IT policy

How Poor Security Practices From Remote Employees Are Wasting The Time Of IT Staff

Along with the independence remote work affords employees comes the use of shadow IT and poor password practices, according to a new survey by 1Password

3 Tips For Better Security Across The Software Supply Chain

It may sound look intimidating, but with a few tweaks to tools and processes already in use, it’s not hard to get a head start on improving security posture of the software supply chain

Bracing For The Security Data Explosion

Organizations must prepare for collecting, processing, analyzing, and acting upon terabytes of security data

4 In 10 Organizations Punish Staff For Cybersecurity Errors

New research has found that 42% of organizations are taking disciplinary action against staff who make cybersecurity errors

Ransomware: How Clicking On One Email Left A Whole Business In Big Trouble

A food and drink manufacturer fell victim to a ransomware attack and crucially didn’t give into the extortion demand – but it could’ve been much worse


2020 Vendors To Know: Data Storage

Solutions Review’s listing of the Vendors to Know: Data Storage is a mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd


Cybersecurity Must Be At The Centre Of Your Cloud Strategy

NZ is becoming increasingly aware of the risks from cyber attacks. The security alliance with Five Eyes and protection from multinational cybersecurity providers are incredibly important if we want to minimise risk from attacks

5 Critical Capabilities For Multi-Cloud Data Management

Organizations face increasing challenges managing data across multiple clouds. Find out the features to look for in your multi-cloud data management products and services

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: Key Benefits And Differences

As cloud services and practices mature, it might be time to rethink some long-held assumptions about the private and public cloud models

CxO Articles, Vol 269, Issue1


5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In August

Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders

Best Bang For Your IT Budget

With budgets uncertain and project priorities pivoting in the wake of the pandemic, IT leaders are finding several key areas worth investing in

Which Type Of CISO Are You? Company Fit Matters

Incompatibility between CISOs and their companies can lead to stress, frustration, burnout and rapid turnover. Identify your CISO style to target the ideal role and environment for you

Gartner: Three Questions CIOs Must Ask Before Updating Strategy Post-Pandemic

Corporate leaders are turning to IT to build a digital future for their organisations – and CIOs can use their experience of pandemic-induced changes to build a new post-Covid strategy

How (And Why) Great CIOs Lead Through Teaching

Accidental learning delivers accidental results. Here’s how six CIOs avoid that trap by leading through teaching

6 Steps For Preparing A Reluctant Business To Digitally Transform Itself

Analysis of US Census data finds most businesses don’t have anything resembling sufficiently advanced technologies. Digital advocates have their work cut out for them

CIO Think Tank: Setting The Multi-Cloud Agenda

How can enterprises handle the complexity of multiple clouds – and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, 30 IT leaders articulated the challenges and delivered insightful recommendations

Why Data Ethics Is A Growing CISO Priority

With data collection growing, and increased concern about how it is handled, a synergy between security and data teams will be essential

7 Issues Keeping CIOs Up At Night

No one-size nightmare fits all, but CIOs share many of the same concerns about securing the enterprise, automating work processes and retaining customers for the long haul

10 Tips For Cybersecurity Awareness Programs In Uncertain Times

Explore the winning tactics and tools CISOs and other cybersecurity leaders are employing in their programs to raise employee security awareness — and consider how they might work for you

Digital Transformation Strategy: 10 Questions To Ask About Yours Now

The most successful digital transformation strategies boil down to asking the right questions. Amid the pandemic, ask these about yours

CxO Events

Accelerating the New Intelligent Data Center in Higher Education (Aug 12th)

Co-hosted by BWG Connect and NVIDIA

What is Intelligent Infrastructure? (Aug12th Webinar)

Hosted by Tintri and Gartner

Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19 (Aug 18th)

Hosted by BWGConnect and Cloudflare, Inc.

Impact of Covid-19 on SAP Businesses: Near-Term & Long-Term Implications & Innovations (Aug 20th)

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect and T-Systems.

IT News and Events – Vol 267 Issue 4

Each week, I curate IT contact articles from a large number of mainstream IT publications, and public announcements from many key IT vendors. In this week’s issue:

  • 103 Articles (59 IT Publication Articles + 44 Vendor Articles)
  • 25 Content Sections ( CxO, Storage, Security, CRM, HR, AI, Humor, Technology, BI, PM, Operations, Database, Server, Linux, FOSS, HPC, DevOps, Cloud, Wireless, Networks, IoT, Careers, Compliance, Big Data, Developer)
  • 19 Vendor Sections ( AWS News, Fortinet News, VMware News, Centrify News, Cisco News, Citrix News, Nutanix News, Datacore News, Dell News, Dell EMC News, HPE News, HP News, IBM News, Lenovo News, Microsoft News, Oracle News, Red Hat News, SuperMicro News, Veeam News)

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Most popular articles of current edition (Vol 263 Issue 4)

Most popular articles of current edition:
A Beginner’s Guide To Everything DevOps (IT – DevOps)
Flashback Friday: Snow Job (IT – Humor)
The Birth Of The Distributed Cloud (IT – Cloud)
Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies Of 2020 (IT – Technology)
How 4 CISOs Handle Stress On The Job (IT – CxO)

97% Of IT Leaders Worried About Insider Data Breaches (IT – CxO)
SSD Reliability In The Enterprise: This Survey Yields A Few Surprises (IT – Storage)
Cybersecurity Hiring Challenges And Retention Issues Demand New Talent Pipelines (IT – Security)
Should I Accept A Job Offer With A Salary Cut? (IT – Careers)
State Of DevOps Report Finds Maturity Varies Widely By Industry (IT – DevOps)

5 Key Trends Enterprises Must Address In 2020 (IT – CxO)
Making The Move To Multifactor Authentication (IT – MFA)
Experts Debunk The Biggest Myths About AI In Business (IT – AI)
16 Tips To Manage Cloud Costs (IT – Cloud)
Top Business Intelligence Software Trends For 2020 (IT – BI)

6 Tips To Avoid Automation Disaster (IT – Operations)
7 Predictive Storage Analytics Tools Compared (IT – Storage)
The World Of Neural Network And AI: What We Need To Know 
(IT – AI)
Java Trends: Top 10 Frameworks In 2020 (IT – Java)
Compare Serverless Tools And Services In The Public Cloud (IT – Cloud)

5 Storage Class Memory Queries Answered (IT – Storage)
IT Priorities 2020: Cloud Storage Key But SAN/NAS Alive And Well (IT – Storage)
Too Much Data Privacy Regulation Too Fast? (IT – Compliance)
IT Talent: 4 Tips To Update Your Recruitment Strategy (IT – Careers)
Top 10 VM Backup Tools For VMware And Hyper-V (IT – Backup)

Cisco 2020 Ciso Benchmark Report Shows Increased Investment In Cloud Security And Automation Technologies To Combat Complexity (IT – CxO)
How To Succeed In The CTO Role, According To Navenio’s CTO (IT – CxO)
Security, Networking Collaboration Cuts Breach Cost (IT – Networks)
For Secure Data Backup, Here’s How To Do The 3-2-1 Rule Right (IT – Backup)
Tech Is Integral To HR Services, But Adoption Hurdles Remain (IT – HR)

Microsoft’s Azure Sphere Service For IoT Devices Launches In General Availability (IT – IoT)
Benchmarks For 2020: Three Goals For CISOs In The Coming Year (IT – CxO)
5G Expands To 378 Cities Across 34 Countries (IT – Wireless)
5G Enterprise Deployments: Optimism Abounds As Do Security Concerns (IT – Wireless)
Will CRM Innovation Make You Or Break You? (IT – CRM)

Gartner: 10 Rules To Reduce IT Spending (IT – CxO)
42 Ways Your Project Managers Saved Your Bacon This Week (IT – PM)
CIO Strategy: Become A Transformational Chief Information Officer (IT – CxO)
The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 6.4.1 (IT – FOSS)
4Q19 NAND Flash Revenue Grows 8.5% Q/Q At $12.5 Billion (IT – Storage)

10 Best Data Backup Solutions (IT – Backup)10 Compelling Stats On The State Of Enterprise Open Source For IT Leaders (IT – FOSS)
AI Robots To Manage $4.6 Trillion By 2022: Financial Services Risk Extinction In Age Of Tech (IT – AI)The Business Case For HR Software And People Analytics (IT – HR)Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Moves Beyond Finance: 4 Popular Use Cases (IT – AI)

Where Are Enterprise Marketers Allocating Their Budgets? (IT – Storage)
Backup Is Evolving Into Intelligent Data Management (IT – Backup)
How To Save Time With HR Automation (IT – HR)
5 Best Social Media Tools To Grow Your Audience (IT – Social Media)
The Future Of Computing Is Distributed (IT – Technology)

Open Cybersecurity Alliance Unveils First Open Source Language To Connect Security Tools (IT – Security)
Gartner Says Over 40% Of Privacy Compliance Technology Will Rely On Artificial Intelligence In The Next Three Years (IT – Compliance)
8 Mobile Security Threats You Should Take Seriously In 2020 (IT – Mobile)
Lack Of Encryption In Cloud Causing Security Challenges, Says Thales Study (IT – Encryption)
Plan For A Successful ITIL Implementation (IT – Operations)

The Trends, Solutions And Future Of BI (IT – BI)
Introduction To Machine Learning In node.js (IT – AI)
Why Every Business Needs Virtualization And What Are The Challenges Migrating To SD-WAN? (IT – Networks)
The Importance Of Risk Reduction For Robotic Process Automation (IT – AI)
Is Blockchain The Answer To Education’s Learner Record Issues? (IT – Blockchain)

Most popular articles of current edition (Vol 263 Issue 2)

Most popular articles of current edition:
6 Keys To Digital Transformation Success (IT – CxO)
What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) & How It Works (IT – MFA)
Average Tenure Of A CISO Is Just 26 Months Due To High Stress And Burnout (IT – CxO)
8 Ways CIOs Can Use Technology In Meetings (IT – CxO)
Best Identity Theft Protection And Monitoring Services In 2020 (IT – Security)

8 HR Technology Trends CHROs Should Investigate In 2020 (IT – HR)
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IT Newsletters As A Service: Three Editions

We produce IT Newsletter for individual sales professionals (Reps), sales employees of certain major IT vendors and for teams of IT sales professionals.

Here is a table with a summary of the three editions:

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Comparison of three Editions

Details Articles for The Editions


John J. McLaughlin, IT News And Events Editor-In-Chief, has been producing IT newsletters for 21+ years. We curate news stories from many IT publications, selection 60 to 80 based on our experience and a set of rules (e.g. no politics) and share those articles with 50k+ subscribers. We track which are the most clicked on and pick the to 20-25 to become articles in the core IT News Sections which are the basis of our IT newsletter service.

Core IT News Sections 

The newsletter is built from core sections. Not every section has news articles every week.

Each specific edition includes a list of sections:

AI, Backup, BI, Big Data, Bitcoin, Blockchain, BYOD, Careers, Cloud, Compliance, CRM, CxO, Database, Developer, DevOps, DR, Email, Encryption, ERP, FOSS, HPC, HR, Humor, IoT, Java, Linux, Mobile, Networks, Operations, PM, Risk, Security, Server, Social Media, Storage, Tape, Technology, Virtualization, Wireless

Vendor Sections

A vendor section is made from articles based on the vendor’s press releases and blog posts.

The vendor specific editions will have the appropriate vendor section(s). Through acquisitions, some will have more than one. E.g. the Dell Vendor Edition will have news sections for Dell, VMware, EMC, RSA etc.

Team editions can have their choice of vendor sections. E.g. a reseller team may sell IBM, Citrix and Microsoft products so they could include all three along with their choice of core sections

Current list of Vendor Sections

AWS, Cisco, Citrix, Datacore, Dell-EMC, Dell, Fortinet, HPE, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nexenta, Nutanix, Oracle, Red-Hat, RSA, SuperMicro, TEKsystems, Tintri, Veeam, VMware

Subscriber Experience

Subscribers will receive a weekly email from the email address of the sales rep who “owns” them. That will be the:

  • Sales rep who added them
  • Sales rep whose custom URL they used to subscribe/opt-in
  • Sales rep who owns team edition whose opt-in form they used (Team Edition)
  • Sales rep who they were transferred to by team member who owns the team edition

Each subscriber has a profile which they can modify. A link to manage that profile is included in every newsletter sent to them. That link will log them in to their profile automatically, therefore they should not share their newsletter. Similarly, a link to unsubscribe is also included in every newsletter.

Subscribers can opt-out of specific sections in their profile or by clicking on the “turn this section off” or “disable” links in the sections they don’t want.

The subscriber’s profile is used to deliver a tailored newsletter and web site experience. If a subscriber disables or opt-out of a specific section, then they will not see it.

Enterprise Team Edition – $165 + $20 per rep

  • $165 plus $20/month per rep, up to 2500 subscribers (active or inactive)
  • team features – Team news section, transfer subscribers, submit articles to Team news section
  • team or company website – <team>
  • DNS can be used to make site appear under team’s own domain. E.g. https://itnews.<team web site>
  • Option to add sections (e.g. vendor sections)
  • Option to remove specific sections (e.g.. “IT CRM”)
  • Newsletter and website banner includes rep’s picture, contact info and vendor logo
  • Web for for new subscribers to opt-on in and they will be assigned to team lead
  • Team members can transfer their subscribers to a different team member
  • weekly newsletter, sent automatically, from each rep’s email address to that rep’s contacts
  • Newsletter template may be customized

Enterprise Vendor Rep Edition – $90/month 

  • Standard section plus a Vendor News section (e.g. Cisco, IBM, Red Hat, Citrix, Lenovo, Dell)
  • one rep
  • Web version will be <vendor>
  • up to 250 contacts – more can be purchased
  • Banner includes rep’s picture, contact info and vendor logo
  • Each rep will have a unique subscription URL so that new subscribers are assigned to them. i.e. new subscribers can self-register
  • weekly newsletter will sent automatically from rep’s email address to rep’s contacts
  • Can be upgraded to Enterprise Team Edition

Personal Rep Edition $30/month

  • one rep
  • Account under <first.last>
  • up to 250 contacts – more can be purchased
  • Standard sections only
  • Banner includes rep’s picture, contact info and the rep’s choice of logo
  • Each rep will have a unique subscription URL so that new subscribers are assigned to them. i.e. new subscribers can self-register
  • weekly newsletter, sent automatically from rep’s email address to rep’s contacts
  • Can be upgraded to Vendor Rep or Enterprise Team Edition

Business Card Scan, LinkedIn Verify and Import for Newsletter Opt-in

  • $1.50 per card imported – minimum batch size is 30
  • Cards may be scanned and sent by email as PDF pages
  • Cards can be sent via the main (USPS, UPS, FedEx etc.) to be scanned and imported
  • Spreadsheet will be used for import also sent to rep

Personal Rep Edition – $30/month for Weekly IT Newsletter

IT Sales Professionals (“Reps”) generally understand the value of keeping their name and information in front of their customers, prospects and partners on a regular basis. Email newsletters are a great way to do that but there are challenges:

  1. Finding content that will be of value to your contacts
  2. Formatting that content each week in a tool like MailChimp or ConstantContact
  3. Managing subscribers
  4. Following these steps every week

Rather than doing all that work, we suggest that Reps use our IT Newsletter As A Service.

Buy vs. Build.

IT News and Events produces a weekly email newsletter for enterprise IT professionals. We curate about 80 items each week from a wide variety of professional IT publications (such as CIO, CSO Online, HelpNet Security, The Enterprisers Project, insideBIGDATA, SearchSecurity,…). We include those articles in a newsletter which is sent to our 30k+ subscribers.

We track which articles are clicked on and we pick the 20 to 25 most clicked on articles (“crowd selected”) to become the basis of our IT Newsletter as A Service.

The selected articles are placed into named sections. The newsletter is built from those core sections. Not every section has articles every week. Here is the current list of sections:

AI, Backup, BI, Big Data, Bitcoin, Blockchain, BYOD, Careers, Cloud, Compliance, CRM, CxO, Database, Developer, DevOps, DR, Email, Encryption, ERP, FOSS, HPC, HR, Humor, IoT, Java, Linux, Mobile, Networks, Operations, PM, Risk, Security, Server, Social Media, Storage, Tape, Technology, Virtualization, Wireless

Subscribers will receive a weekly email from the email address of the sales rep who has them as a subscriber.

People can become subscribers of an individual Rep:

  1. because the Rep added them through our web tool or
  2. by filling in a registration form provided to them by the Rep

Each subscriber has a profile which they can modify. A link to manage that profile is included in every newsletter sent to them. That link will log them in to their profile automatically, therefore they should not share their newsletter. Similarly, a link to unsubscribe is also included in every newsletter.

Subscribers can opt-out of specific sections in their profile or by clicking on the “turn this section off” or “disable” links in the sections they don’t want.

The subscriber’s profile is used to deliver a tailored newsletter and web site experience. If a subscriber disables or opt-out of a specific section, then they will not see it.

The Personal Rep Edition includes:

  • delivery of weekly Enterprise IT Newsletter to Rep’s contacts
  • web tool for managing contacts
  • a unique URL with
    • web version of articles with links to source material
    • registration form
    • archives
    • profile management
  • per Rep banner with picture, logo and contact information for newsletter and website
  • up to 250 subscribers included (add $25 for 2500 more)
  • optional service to upload a spreadsheet of subscribers
  • optional service to scan business cards into a spreadsheet that can be uploaded
  • no contract – month-to-month service
  • $30 per month


Sign up buy this service for $30 per month here

How to Write a Newsletter Your Clients Will Love Reading

Here’s an article by Esther Cohen, posted to Business 2 Business:

A couple of notes as it relates to our “IT Newsletter As A Service.”

“The people you send newsletters to can be divided into two categories: a) existing clients, and b) prospective clients…

Based on these goals, there are four types of emails you can send clients:…

  • The news digest email: This newsletter consists of news stories and “best of” reads. Your goal is to show readers what inspires you (and by proxy, how it impacts your work) and to keep them abreast of industry developments…”

That’s what we produce for our customers.

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Sponsored Section + Newsletter Service + Reseller Newsletter Service

IT News and Events (ITNE) offers services for a vendor that will:

  1. Put news and information about the vendor in front of a large number of qualified people (Sponsored Section)
  2. Provide the vendor, their sales teams and their resellers with an optional tool that they can use to educate and inform their contacts (Newsletter Service)

Sponsored Section

ITNE has been publishing a weekly Enterprise IT newsletter for 20+ years. Our main publication has 50k+ subscribers and has been focused on Enterprise IT since 2011.

That newsletter is composed of sections like CxO, Security, Networks, Big Data, Servers, Storage, Compliance, Backup. Each subscriber can disable section that they are not interested in. About 80 articles each week.

Each week, we track which articles are clicked on and we make a second newsletter with just the most popular, “crowd selected” articles. That newsletter (“ITNews”) has 20-25 articles each week, also in named sections that subscribers can enable/disable.

We can add a section called “XX News” (where XX is a company or product name) and include it in the newsletter of all 50k+ subscribers.

We can populate that section each week with content from your website – press releases, blogs etc. That section will also have it’s own URL.

Here are some examples – the URLs for  “Citrix News” and “Red Hat News”

We charge $100/week for that service.

Newsletter Service

INE can create a custom newsletter from your named section and plus the “ITNews” sections. That’s what you see for the Citrix example.

A salesperson can be given an account from which they can add their contacts who will receive a weekly newsletter, automatically, from that sales person’s email address, with a masthead for that sales person (picture, logo, contact info.)

Most people selling or marketing into the enterprise IT space see the value in having a regular newsletter with valuable content sent to their key contacts. However, they know how hard it is to produce a quality newsletter that their contacts will value.

Each newsletter account costs $20 per month if you also have a sponsored section.

Reseller Newsletter Service

ITNE can also create a custom newsletter for your resellers. They will have a different publication url. They can choose which sections they make available to their customers.

We charge $200/month per reseller for that service. You can choose to provide that service to certain of your preferred partners at your cost or they can deal with ITNE directly.